To ensure that social workers have as much relevant information as possible when placing children and licensing homes, the department should report requisite allegations of abuse or neglect to the Department of Justice and the Department of Social Services' licensing division.
The department implemented a process that will make it easier to submit the requisite reports to the Department of Justice. Instead of faxing reports, the department's employees can now click on an icon that will transmit the report electronically. Additionally, the department reminded staff regarding their responsibility for submitting these reports. (See 2013-406, p. 125)
†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.
*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.